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Introduction to Laboratory Safety  at Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety Services (EHSS) Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia
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Rationale for Chemical Health  and Safety Every year new, and often extremely toxic chemicals are created. You may be accidentally create one in the next couple of weeks! This session is designed to offer some insight into laboratory safety.
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Do You Handle Hazardous Materials?     You’ve got to know the hazards  present in your lab!  
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What Should I Know? The Perils of the Laboratory FLAMMABLE STORAGE HIGHLY TOXIC EXPLOSIVES WARNING PESTICIDE STORAGE HAZARDOUS WASTE RADIATION INCOMPATIBLE CHEMICALS Old Chemicals
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A Guide to Laboratory Safety An Emergency Response Plan (What do we do, and where do we go?) Written procedures for dangerous materials and operations. Safety training for laboratory hazards – all training should be documented! Every lab must have:
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Laboratory Safety And YOU Students’ rights: You have the right to a safe learning environment. At the beginning of the laboratory course, the laboratory manager should present the students with all safety information. Students’ responsibilities: Every student has the responsibility to follow the safety protocols in order to create a safe working environment.
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A Guide to Laboratory Safety Hazard Communication When working with hazardous chemicals, you must become familiar with the hazard information. The information may be in several places, so pay attention!
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Container Labels
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Warning Signs
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The NFPA 704 Fire Diamond
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The M aterial S afety D ata S heet Chemical information, emergency handling information, toxicity, flammability, reactivity – all will be found on the MSDS. The MSDS also provides good
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